VOL. XLX NO. 9.
PEICE TWO CENTS.
NEW HAVEN", CONN., WEDNESD AY JANTJAEY 10, 1906
THE CAHKXNGTON PUDLISHING CO.
BROKER KILLS HIMSELF
ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN MEN
IN CITY'S FINANCIAL
Lelnnd W. Prior, of the Firm of Deni
son. Prior & Co., Puts Two Bullets
Through Ills Head No Cause Known
for HIM Act President of the Cleve
land Stoctt Exchange and a Member
of the New York and Chicago Stock
Cleveland, O., Jan. 9. Leland W.
Prior, one of the best known men In
financial circles In Cleveland, and
junior member of the stock brokerage
firm of Denison, Prior & Peabody, shot
and killed himself in a room in the Hol
.lenden hotel this afternoon.
Mr.' Prior fired three bullets from a
revolver, two of which passed through
his head. He was alone at the time,
and was quite dead when those who
bad heard the reports of the pistol ran
to the room.
Mr. Prior went to the hotel on Mon
day afternoon. All this morning, ac
cording to the attaches of the hotel, he
paced up and down the lobby- He ap
peared to be worrying about something.
Shortly after noon N. B. Huebro-uck
of the firm called to see Prior. They
had a long talk. They sat in Prior's
room, and Hasbrouck evidently made
efforts to rouse Prior from his nervous
ness. A letter to his son, E. C Prior, was
found in the suicide's pocket.
George P. Denison, brother of the
senitfr member1 of the firm, said that he
could not understand Mr. Prior's desire
to end his life.
Mr. Prior was about forty-five years
old, married and had two children. He
(was president of the Cleveland Stock
exchange and ,member of the New
York Stock exchange, the Chicago
Stock exchange and the Chicago Board
The firm of Denison, Prior & Co. was
one of the heaviest dealers in stocks
and Ibonds in the central west. Mr.
Prior had been foremost in financing a
number of large brewery consolidations
in Ohio and in other states. In order to
protect financial Interests It was decid
ed to put the firm's affairs in the hands
of a committee. Charles K. Denison,
senior member of the firm, was Jn
Cleveland to-day, having come from
Boston, where he lives. Since the or
ganization of the firm of Denison,
Prior & Co., Mr. Denison has lived in
the east and has had entire control of
the eastern bnd business of the firm.
He says he has had nothing to do with
the management of the company's of
fice in this city.
EDNA WALLACE HOPPER LOSES
Fight for Millions to be Carried to
English Privy Council.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. 9,-The decision
of the full court this afternoon was giv
en unanimously against Edna Wallace
Hopper in ithe Hopper-Dunsmulr . will
Edna Wallace Hopper's step-father,
Alexander Dunsmuir, brother of James
Dunsmuir, millionaire and ex-premier
of British Columbia, left an estate
worth several millions.
Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir, mother of the
deceased and James, intervened with
the plaintiff in attacking the will, her
euit also failing.
The evidence of eight eye witnesses
, was reviewed for both parties, those
for the plaintiff stating in effect that
Dunsmuir was of unsound mind
through excessive- use of alcohol, those
for defendant stating that Dunsmuir
possessed his faouMes and business
acumen. Costs are taxed against the
On Monday argument will take place
regarding the costs and the plaintiff's
counsel will ask leave to appeal to the
privy council of England, the court of
HUNT FOR SMUGGLED JEWELS
Customs Inspectors Make Futile Search
on the Vaderlnnd, '
New Tork, Jan. 9. In a hunt for
smuggled diamonds on the steamer Va
derland to-day customs inspectors cut
open and examined the interiors of sev
eral kinds of eatables. No diamonds
were found. Charles Eoemaet, chan
cellor of the Belgian consulate at New
Tork, who arrived on the steamer, was
among those whose effects were search
ed. A cake found in his trunk was
Sliced into stripes, but the inspectors
unearthed nothing except raisins. Sev
eral pieces of candy and some oranges
were then cut open. Finally the in
spectors interested themselves in a
small, compact-Jooking roll of paper,
and at their request Mr. Eoemaet open
ed it- The contents proved to be his
credentials from the Belgian govern
ment to this country.
Sold Improper Pictures on Train.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 9. Louis Mill
er, a news agent on the train leaving
Boston at noon to-day, was arrested
here this afternoon on the complaint of
Evan E. Davies of Boston, assistant
agent of the New England Watch and
Ward society, for selling improper pic
tures. General rprlslng Feared In Siberia.
Nagasaki, Jan. 9. The transport
Mongolia, which arrived here to-day
ifrom Vladivostok with Russian refu
gees, reports that a, general uprising
Jtaoufihout Siberia, is feared.
IN SUDDEN ERUPTION.
Mount Vesuvious Breaks Out Pictures
of Unique Magnificence.
Naples, Italy, Jan. 9. There was a
sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius to
day, and the resultant scenes of pic
tures of unique magnificence was wit
nessed by thousands of tourists, includ
ing many Americans. Three streams of
lava reached the lower station of the
Funicular railroad, causing serious
damage. There are indications that
the activity of the volcano is increas
ing. The eruption is thought to be con
nected with that of Mount Etna in Sic
ily, which is In a state of activity with
out precedent since the eruption of 1S99.
Mount Etna is now ejecting red-hot
ashes which form an immense cone over
the crater. These ashes are in striking
contrast with the snow which covers
the main portion of the volcano.
Individual Entries Number Twenty
Total List of 18
New York, Jan. 9 Entries for the
fourth annual International Ormond
Daytona races closed at midnight July
8. The individual entries are twenty
two in number, with a total entry in all
the races of 166. The touring cars
which figured in, last winter's tourna
ment has been eliminated with the ex
ception of one event, in which the reg
ular stock car figures.
In horse power the entries this year
show an increase of more than 25 per
cent, and for the first time in the his
tory of automobile racing, two cars, one
of 200 and the other of 250 horse power
will be sean in competition. From the
point of number the foreign cars will
be in the majority.
NEW YORK PRINTERS' STRIKE
OUT OF 217 HOUSES 210 HAVE
SIGNED, DEMANDS. ,
Meeting of the Typothetae Agrees to
Continue Fight to a Finish Repre
sentatives of Thirty-five Firms Pres.
ent Satisfied With the Outlook
More Non-Union Men on W.nj to City.
New Tork, Jan. 9. Out of 247. print
ing houses in this city 210 have signed
the eight hour day and closed shop
agreement with the printers, according
to a statement issued to-day by Presi
dent McCormlck of Typographical
union No. 6.
The union announced that the Mall
and Express job print, a member of
the Typothetae, had to-day agreed to
the strikers' demands and tha.t fifty
printers had returned to their work in
A meeting of New Tork Typothetae
was held to-night at the conclusion of
which the following statement was
"At the meeting of the typothetae it
was unanimously agreed to continue
the fight for the open shop in New
Tork to a finish. Representatives of
thirty-five firms were, present. These
firms employ 662 men and in their shops
more than 200 co.mpeten'i non-union
men are now at work. Every firm rep
resented at the meeting not only re
ported that it was taking care of its
work, but had capable men engaged
and on the way here to swell the com
posing roam strength. Oral statements
were made to the typothetae by repre
sentatives of every house affected. The
members are satisfied with the outlook.
The itypothetae authorizes the state
ment that there will be absolutely no
surrender and that it is able to carry
on the contest indefinitely. At the
meeting many pledges of support were
received from publishers who are not
memers of the typothetae will now aid
financially and otherwise in the New
DIAMOND rillED FROM FINGER.
Experience of Nineteen-Year-Old "Serf
London Girl in New York.
New Tork, Jan. 9. Sophie Diamond,
nineteen years old, of New London,
Conn., was found unconscious in a Riv
Ingston street flat to-day with one of
her fingers torn and cut where a dia
mond had been pried from its setting
In a ring. " Screams issuing from this
flat, attracted the police, who found the
door locked, forced their way nto the
apartments. Miss Diamond's assailant
When revived from her faint the girl
charged that her sweetheart, Joseph
Peckler, and her landlady, ' Mrs. Tetta
Friedman, had pried the store from her
finger. She came here from New Lon
don, she said, three days ago to marry
Peckler. To-day when he came to call
on her and she refused his request to
give him her diamond ring she says
that Mrs. Friedman held her while the
man pried out the stone. The landlady
was arrested on the girl's complaint,
but Peckler was not found. The girl
says the diamond was worth $150. The
police sent her to a hospital to have the
ring sawed off to prevent blood poison
ing. Joint Statehood Bill Opposition.
-Washington, Jan. 9 Republican in
surgents to-day held a statehood cau
cus, which was attended by about
twenty-five representatives. A poll of
the house on the joint statehood propo
sition by the insurgents was reported
by the caucus to have been slightly
less than seventy-five republicans, who
will vote against the proposed rule pre
venting the amendment of the Hamil
ton joint statehood bill.
Foreign Bluejackets Withdrawn.
Shanghai, Jan. 9. All the foreign
bluejackets who have been patrolling
the foreign concessions have been withdrawn.
ME RADICAL CHANGES
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL FOOT-
HALL COMMITTEE COM
PLETED. Provides for Three Olllcinls on the
Field and Linesmen to Watch Offside
Play Instant DtsHunllncatlon for
Rough Play .Ventral Zone Between
Elevens When Lined Up Passing of
Ball in Any Direction Between Twen-ty-flve
Yard Lines Ten Ynrds to he
Gnlned in Three Downs Increase of
Distance Between Goal Posts.
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 9. Recom
mendations regarding changes in the
game of football were completed to
day by the special football committee
appointed by the Athletic association of
Harvard graduates, and will be submit
ted to-morrow to tha athletic commit
tee of the university, H is expected
that the committee will authorize
Coach William T. Held, Jr., to present
the views as to those which Harvard
holds officially regarding football at
the meeting of the football rules com
mittee, which will be held in New York
next Friday night.
The report, is divided Into two parts,
the first presenting the committee's
idea of the necessary ethical reforms,
and the second the suggestions regard
ing the changes thought necessary to
bring these reforms about.
The principal ethical reform suggest
ed provides for three officials on the
field, for linesmen to watch off-side
play; for instant disqualification for
rough play, a team to play five minutes
without a substitute, a player disquali
fied twice to be barred for the season,
no blocking except by body, no inter
ference with a punter, and a standing
committee to select ofliclals.
The noteworthy changes to bring
about' such reforms are: ,
The 'ball to be placed with te points
towards the goals, and no players to
stand ahead of the points; increasing
the distance to be gained in three
downs from five to ten yards; permit
ting the ball, to be passed In any di
rection when the ball is between the
twenty-five yard lines, provided the
player has not advanced Ibeyohd line
of scrimmage; no punt out for a try
at goal; Increase .distance between the
goal post3 to twenty-five feet, no inter,
ference with a free kick; a fair catch
to be Indicated by the holding up of
hand,., no movement by players until
the ball !s"p-iit into play, except by one
man, and finally, that not more than
three men besides the man receiving
the ball shall be less than five yards
behind the line, unless outside the posl
tion occupied by the outsldo man in
The report embodying these recom
mendations is signed by W. T. Reid,
jr., chairman; L. B. R. Briggs, Edward
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SCARE FOR A STARTER.
Party of Greenwich People Experience
Greenwich, Jan. 9. A party of Green
wlch people who started on a Callfor
nian trip this afternoon had an un
pleasant experience to mark their de
parture, but fortunately no one was
harmed. The members of the party are
W. J. Smith and his two daughters,
Cathfarlne and Mary; Miss Ethel
Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Flnnegan
and Rev. Father Fitzgerald, of the
Catholic church. They are to travel in
a special car and the journey will be
ten thousand miles in length. The car
was at the station here' waiting for the
west-bound express, when a local pho
tographer secured permission to photo
graph the party. The members were
lined up on the track and were waiting
for the exposure, when the photog-
rapner saw me east-bound express
coming. He just had time to warn the
party out of the way as the express
dashed by. No picture was taken.
DEMOCRATS NOT IN IT.
New York Aldermanlc Board in Joint
Control of Opposition
New Tork, Jan. 9 Republican and
municipal ownership league aldermen
gained joint control of every committee
when the New York city board of alder.
men organized to-day. Committees
composed of nine members have but
two democrats under the new arrange,
The chairmanship of the committee of
privileges and elections which will han
die several election contests was given
to a municipal ownership league alder
man. One other chairmanship was glv.
en to a municipal ownership man and
all the remaining chairmanships were
given to republicans.
Advance of (150,000,000 to Russia.
Paris, Jan. 9. It is stated In well-in
formed quarters, though it has not yet
been officially announced, that the ne
gotiations between M. Kokovsoff, the
former Russian minister of finance, and
the French bankers have resulted in the
latter agreeing to advance to the Rus
sian government $50,000,000 at 5i per
cent, interest, plus 2 per cent, commis
Ansonia, Jan. 10. Harry Zucher, who
was stricken over the head Monday
with a billiard cue by Walter Nelson
colored, died of his injuries at 1:45
o'clock this morning.
Syracuse Defeats Yale.
Syracuse, N. T.. Jan. 9. Syracuse
university defeated Yale in an excit
ing game of basketball here to-night by
the score of 19 to 15
VERDICT FOR $10,000.
Awarded to New Haven Lad Against
John II. Staj'un
New Tork, Jan. 9. Dainages of $10,000
were awarded to-day to Walter R. Mal
loy, a fourteen-year-olei boy of New
Haven, Conn., whose le!g was chewed
by a bear and amputated in conse-
quence at the knee. life was viewing
some caged bears in New Haven on
the dock of John H. Starin, when one
of the, animals poked his snout out of
the cage and caught the boy's leg at
the ankle. The suit was brought against
DR. STEGER DEAD.
Man Who Feared He Might Kill Some
one Took Poison.
New York, Jan. 9. Dr. Robert W.
Steger, who was found last night un
conscious in his room at the Audubon
hotel, died to-day at Bellevue hospital.
He drank a mixture of chloroform and
morphine. The reason he gave for self-
destruction was that he had had fre
quent attacks of h imicidal mania, and
that he feared in the end he would kill
DISASTER AT HAYERSTRAW
GRAVE FEAR THERE MAY HE
Occupants ot a Number of Iloures
Move Cut The Missing Xunber !cv
enteeu ui.ci All Prob'.iMy Went to
Their Death When the Title, ecu
Houses Toppled Over Into a Pit
Sixty Feet Deep.
Haverstraw, N. T., Jan, 9. To-night
seventeen, persons are missing arid are
believed to have gone to their death,
when thirteen houses along Rockland
street In this village toppled over last
night into a pit of sixty feet deep,
which had been cut by clay diggers, In
connection with the brick making indus
try here. Twelve of the persons miss
ing were occupants Of the fallen
houses, and five were among the res
cuers, who went to the aid ot neigh
bors after the first house foil, and were
carried down, when the other twelve
houses went crashing ovw the prciplce.
The wreckage quickly caught fire, and
those who were In the mass were either
crushed or burned to death.
To-night there is great fear of an
other cave-in along Rockland street,
and the occupants of seven or eight
houses, have moved away. Others are
keeping an all night vigil, ready to
flee themselves and to alarm their
neighbors In caseof impending danger.
The 'missing to-night, all of whom are
believed to be dead, are as follows:
Occupants of houses: Harris Nel
son, a merchant; Benjamin Nelson
ills son; Mrs. Silverman and young
son; Charles Cohen and wife; P. Man
nim and wife; John B. Beauchamp; A.
Frovltch and daughter, Abraham Dias.
In the rescuing party: Joseph Albert,
John McMurray, Bartley iMcGovern,
Mrs. Joseph Dalley, a Jewish rabbi,
name not yet ascertained.
The landslide which carried away the
thirteen houses was caused by the fall-
(Contlnued on Sixth Page.)
NATIONAL STRIKE TO-MORROW.
More Than 200,000 Will be Thrown Out
New Tork, Jan. 9. A national strike
against employers In the Allied Build
ing 'trades will be ordered Thursday. It
will affect 10,000 structural iron workers
and indirectly throw more than 200,000
workers out of employment.
Frank N. Ryan, president of the In
ternational Association of Bridge and
Iron Workers will leave New Tork to.
morrow for Cleveland to order the
strike. Before he leaves the city he
will issue a call for a' meeting of the
International executive committee in
Cleveland to take action.
The strike was asked for by the
Greater New Tork district council of
the Housesmiths' and Brldgemen's
union, which at a secret meeting decld
ed to seek assistance in their strike in
The New Tork employers have con
tracts in many of the principal cities
throughout the country, which will be
affected by the national strike.
First Day Consumed In Skirmishing by
Savannah, Ga., Jan- 9. The first day
of the Greene and Gaynor case In the
United States court for the southern
district of Georgia, was consumed in
preliminary skirmishes between coun
sel with the issue upon the contention
advanced still undecided when adjourn
ment until to-morrow morning was tak
en. Its possible that it may bo some
days before the point of drawing the
jury for the actual trial is reached as
there are a number of pleas in abate
ment and demurrers to the bills of in
dictment yet to be presented to the
court and argued.
Bryan Banquetted at Hollo.
Manila, Jan. 9. William J. Bryan
was given a banquet at Iloilo on Mon
day. In a speech he said that the of
ficials and other citizens of the islands
were representative Americans who
had the best interests of the Philip
pines and the natives at heart. To-day
the Bryan party is crossing the heart
oi the Island of Mindanao.
INSURANCE IN ARE
DROPPED BY BANKS
ALEXANDER, DEPEW, HYDE AND
Robert II. McCurdy, Son of the Former
President of the Mutual Life, Re
signs From the Directorate of the
Astor National Bank In Philadelphia
Hyde and Alexander Are Dropped
from the Board of the Franklin Na
New Tork, Jan. 9- Charles H. Allen,
Paul D. Cravath, Victor Morawetz and
Paul Morton were to-day elected direc
tors of the National Bank of Commerce.
Mr. Allen is an official of the Morton
Trust company, Messrs. Cravath and
Morawetz are prominent corporation
lawyers, and Mr. Morton Is the' new
president of the Equitable Life.
These men are supposed to take the
places of James W. Alexander, Chaun
cey M. Depew, James H. Hyde and
Richard A. McCurdy. W. H. Mclntyre,
D. O. Mills, F. P. Olcott and Elihu Root
also retiredifrom the National Bank of
George F. Baker, Jr., an officer of the
First National bank, has been elected
a director of the Chase National bank.
The National Bank of North America
to-day reduced the membership of Its
board of directors, from thirteen to nine.
Among the directors who retired were
Hugh J. Chisholm, president of the In
ternational Paper company, and Am
brose Monell, president of the Interna
tional Nickel company. Charles M.
Schwab was elected a director.
Robert H. McCurdy, son of the for
mer president of the Mutual Life In
surance company, resigned to-day from
the directorate of the Astor National
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Manhattan Trust com
pany Walter P. Bliss was elected a di
rector in place of Clarence M'ackay, re
signed, and S. L. Schoonmaker in place
of the late Daniel S. Lamont.
Philadelphia, Jan. 9. James W. Alex
ander and James Hazen Hyde, until
recently president and vice-pres'-rent,
respectively, of the Equitable Life As
surance society, were to-day dropped
from . the board of directors of the
Franklin National bank of this! city.
H. C. Frlck and Paul D. Cravath were
elected to fill the two vacancies. .' Mr.
Frlck not long ago resigned as a direc
tor of the bank. Hyde and Alexander
represented in the Franklin directorate
the large stock Interest which the Equi
table held in this bank.
SENATE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.
Discusses Appointment of Delegates to
Washington, Jan. 9. The propriety of
dis'cusslng in open senate a resolution
introduced by Senator Bacon, calling
upon the president for an account of
his appointment of delegates to the con
ference at Algeclras, Spain, was consid
ered for four hours to-day and then by
strict party voite it was decided that
th cresolution should be executive bus
iness. Senator Bacon in supporting his
resolutions contended for a public dis
cussion and Sea tor Spooner declared
that the adoption of the resolution
would be an encroachment by the sen
ate upon the constitutional rights of
the president and virtually would
charge Mm, in a manner amounting al
most to Insult, with ignorance of his
duties as chief magistrate.
Offense was taken by Senator Bacon
to the remarks of Senator Spooner, the
former declaring that he did not pur
poLi? to be charged with Insulting the
president. Mr. Spooner said that he did
no: mean to imply that it had been an
insult to introduce the resolution, but
that It would be an affront to the pres
ident tj adopt a measure which ques
tioned the executive on a matter in
which he was well within his own
TAFT TAKING OFF WEIGHT.
Reduced His Avoirdupois from
314 to 204.
Washington, Jan. 9. Secretary Taft
has been for several weeks past en.
deavorlng systematically to reduce his
weight, and was able to-day to an
nounce a measurable degree of success,
When he began the treatment, as the
result of a rather sedentary life in the
Philippines and lack of exercise here,
he weighed 314 3-4 pounds'- To-day he
weighed 294 3-8 pounds, a reduction at
tained principally through a careful
diet. The secretary has also seized
every opportunity to ride horse back
and take long walks at a lively gait. He
announces' his purpose to persist in this
course until he ha9 reduced his weight
to 250 pounds.
DEWEY DOING WELL.
Great Dock Heard From by Way of
, Porta Rico. j
Washington, Jan. 9. The following
cablegram has been received at the
navy department from Rear-Admiral
Dunlap, commandant of the naval sta
tion at San Juan, P. R.:
"8 A. M., Monday, received at station,
"To Washington Squadron together,
latitude 34.40, longitude 64.15, course
east: speed three, knots. Hosley re
ports fine weather."
This cablegram refers to the drydock
Dewey expedition, which, it is estimat
ed, has made a distance of about 750
miles. The report is regarded at tha
navy department as very encouraging,
GRAND CIRCUIT SCHEDULE.
Dates for Next Season's Racing Hart
ford, September 3 to S.
New Tork, Jan. 9. The schedule of
the grand circuit trotting season of 1906
was announced to-day at a meeting, in
this city, of the stewards of the grand
The schedule for 1906 Is as follows:
The racing season will open at Detroit
with a two-weeks' meeting beginning
July 23 and ending August 4, and there
after meetings of one week as follows:
Buffalo, August 6 to 11; Poughkeepsie,
August 13 to 18; Readvllle (Boston),
AugUHt 20 to 25; Providence, August 27
to September 1; Hartford, September 3
to 8; Syracuse, September 10 to 15; Co
lumbus, September 17 to 22; and Cin
cinnati, September 24 to 29. Memphis,
Cleveland and Empire City track, New
Tork, did not apply for dates this year.
MARSHALL FIELD'S CONDITION.
Suffering from a Heavy Cold but Is In
New Tork, Jan. 9. Marshall Field, of
Chicago, who arrived here to-day from
Chicago, is suffering from a heavy cold.
He went 'to the Holland house, where
it was said that his condition was not
regarded as at all serious.
It was learned at the hotel that Mr.
Field contracted a slight bronchial cold
while on his way to New York. " There
was fear that the cold would develop
into bronchitis, and It was thought best
to take urgent preventive measures. It
was said that Mr. Field's condition la
not regarded as at all serious, but that,
acting upon advice of his physician, he
will remain closely in his apartments
for the present.
INQUIRY IN CANAL AFFAIRS
PRESIDENT'S INVITATION AC
CEPTED BY THE SENATE.
An Investigation to be Made Also Into
the Question of the Exchange Rate
on Money on the Isthmus Philip
pine Tariff Measure Debated in the
House Opposed by Mr. Hill of Con
necticut on Behalf of Tobacco Grow
ers of This State.
Washington, Jan. 9. The senate to
day adopted two resolutions of inquiry.
One of them authorizes an Investigation
by the committee on lnter-oceanlo ca
nals into the general conduct of the af
fairs of the Panama canal, and the
other an inquiry by the finance com
mittee Into the question of the ex
change rate on money on the Isthmus.
The first resolution was reported from
the canal committee by Its chairman,
Mr. Milard, and the second Is the res
olution presented yesterday by Mr.
Bailey, with the provision relative to
the sale of Panama railroad bonds
The remainder of the open session
was devoted to a speech by Mr. Mor
gan on the railroad rate questlau. He
advocated the settlement of all differ
ences over rates in the courts, accord
ing to common law methods, as calcu-i
lated to do away with much awkward
As the doors were closing for the se
cret session the resolution authorizing
an investigation into the Panama canal
was presented and agreed to. The sen
ate adjourned at 5:20.
President Roosevelt asked a full In
quiry into the conduct of canal affairs
in his message Monday.
TRESPASS BY TELEPHONE.
lInque Question Before the Massachu
setts Supreme Court. ,
Boston, Jan. 9. The unique question
whether a person may trespass by tele
phone was the topic of discussion be
fore Judge Richardson in the superior
court to-day on a bill brought by the
Derby Desk company and the superhv
tendent of its Somerville factory,
George L. Holton, against his wife,
Jennie H. P. Holton, of Cambridge, who
is living apart from him, and who, it
was alleged, frequently called him by
telephone. Mrs. Holton demurred to
the bill and her demurrer was sustain
ed after the discussion, on the ground
that her husband was improperly join
ed as plaintiff.
Judge Richardson expressed the opln
ion that a husband could not maintain
a bill against his wife, because He took
chances on the things complained of in
this case when he married the woman,
The court thought, however, that the
company could" maintain a bill by
striking out the name of the husband
and by stating more particularly the
acts of trespass. "I think one having
a telephone in his house," said Judge
Richardson, "could enjoin a person from
continuously ringing him up day and
night upon unimportant matters, which
he had no right to do, to the loss of
sleep and rest to the occupant and to
his great annoyance." The plaintiff's
bill will be amended.
Mystic Brnkeman Suicides,
Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 9. Clifford IC
Church, of Mystio, Conn., a Boston and
Maine railroad brakeman, committed
suicide here to-day by shooting. Church
came here four weeks ago. During the
past few days he had been ill and de
American Sculptor Honored.
London, Jan. 9. The general assem
bly of the members of the Royal acad
emy to-night elected Augustus Saint
Gsudens, the American sculptor, and
Josef Israels, the Dutch painter, hon
orary foreign members of the academy.
COURT Ml COMPEL OIL
TRUST 1MI0 ANSWER
ASKED TO ORDER H. II. ROGE11S
TO SHOW WHY HE SHOUI&
Vice President of the Standard Oil
Company Has Stubbornly Declined to
Say Whether the Standard Controls
Three Other Companies Operating In
the State of Missouri State's Object
to Show That OH Trade la Monopo
lized Would Oust Trust. v
New Tork. Jan. 9Th. '
whether Henry H, Rogers can be
vumpeuea to tell Attorney General
Herbert S. Hadley of Missouri whether
the Standard Oil company of New Jer
sey owns or controls three oil com
panies which are selling oil in Missouri
as separate companies will be placed
before the supreme court of New Tork
umuuw. aji tne important
questions which Mr. Ros-a ,
ed to answer by advioe of counsel in
the last three days of the hearing la
uijr were presented to ithe supreme
court to-day by counsel atw in
half of Attorney General Hadley and
uia liuuru was asicea to order Mr. Rog
ers to show cause whv hA v,..i
, . rf saw B-UUXMU UUifi
answer them. The court Issued the or
der ana it was served on William V
Rowe, counsel for Mr. Rogws, while
the hearing was still In progress late
to-day. . .
The questions are in a. iu-m.w
forms but in substance they all are
"Does the Standard Oil company of
New Jersey, either through Itself or
any other person or corporation, own,
hold or control a majority of the stock
Of the Waters-Plprnn (V r
souri, the Standard Oil company f In
diana and the ReDublln
New Tork?" No matter In what form
me question has been put Mr. Rogers
has declined to answer it. TIia Anmmiti-
sioner before whom the evidence la tak
en is without power to compel an an
swer, but 'the supreme court possesses
the authority to order Mr. Roc-firs it. ,
punished for contempt of court ir he
declines to answer after being ordered'
io -do po by that court. '
Mr. Hadley wants this information to
show that the three alleged subsidiary
or confederated oompanies are monopo
lizing the oil trade in Missouri In com
bination and to induce the , Missouri
courts to order them ousted from that!
An interesting feature of the hearing
io-oay was an invitntiorii hgt jr-i-
Hadley to Thomas W. Lawson of Bos
tonrequesting him to com to New
Tork and testify if he can. give any in
formation as to the three questions Mr.
Hadley is trying to drive out of Mis
souri. When the hearing adjourned no
night Mr. Lawson's reply had not been
Mr. Rogers again- declined on the
stand to-day to disclose the stock own.
erahip of the three companies and was
severely admonished by Mr. Hadley to
treat the hearing seriously and not a
The subpoena server who has been
trying for several days to summon H
Clay Pierce to testify before the com
missioner in this case notified Mr. Had'.,
ley to-night that he has been unable to
get Mr. Pierce who, he said, has sailed
away on a steam yacht- Mr. Pierce is
chairman of the board of directors of
the Waters-Pierce Oil company of Mis
souri and father of the president of that
company. The subpoena server said
that he had pursued Mr. Pierce and his
valet through a suite of rooms in tbo
hotel occupied by Mr. Pierce, but that
the oil man had locked himself in bis
chamber. The server ithen desisted.
Jjhn D. Archibold, vice president and
director )f the Standard Oil company,
and William G. Rockefeller, nephew of
Jffhn D. Rockefeller, were present at
the hearing to-day. They have been
subpoenaed as witnesses and will prob
ably be called to-morrow.
Attorney General Hadley said to
night that he expected to close the
hearing to-morrow if the hearing in
court does not prevent.
EDWAHDB. BRADLEY STRICKEN
Well Known Conductor on Nevr Haven
Derby Line Has Apoplexy.
Conductor Edward B. Bradley, trell
known In this city, who has been a con
ductor on the New Haven and Derby
railroad line for the last thirty years,
was stricKen witn apoplexy in me con
ductors' room at Union station last
evening. Dr. S. L. Spier was summon
ed and at his advice Mr. Bradley was
removed to Grace hospital. His condi
tion is serious, but it could not be stat
ed last night what his obancas for re
covery are. Mr. Bradley's brother, Al
bert Bradley, was summoned to the
hospital. He Is very well known in
this city and Is held In high regard, v
Boston Finn. Highest Bidders.
Danburf-, Jan. 9. The bids for the
$200,000 bond issue of the Danbury City
Water company were opened this aft
ernoon. The highest Wdds were Ester
brook & Co., of Boston, whose figures
were $104.27 for each hundred.
New Tork, Jan. 9. Steamer Baltic,
Liverpool and Queenstown for New
York, in communication by wireless
telegraph with the station at Cape
Race. N. F., at 10 a. m., when the ves
sel was 120 miles east of that station.
The Baltic will probably dock about
9 a. m., 12th.
New York, Jan 9. Arrived: Steamers
Vaderland, Antwerp; LIguria, Naples,
Sailed: Step.mers Carols. Oenri asd
Naples: Calabria, Marseilles, Naples,
etc.; South wark, Antwerp.
Antwerp, Jan. 9. Arrived: steamer
Zetland, New York via Dover.
Hamburg, Jan. 5. Sailed: eteamei
Bulgaria, New Tork.
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